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Discovery of human remains in the sea near to Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford on the 3/4/10.

Detective Garda Gerry Kealy - member in charge

The Gardai in Wexford are investigating the discovery of human remains in the sea near to Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford.<_o3a_p> 

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On the 3rd April 2010 a trawler was deep sea fishing thirty five miles south of Kilmore Quay in Wexford. When the crew opened the net they discovered a human skull.  They immediately notified the Gardai who began their investigation. The State Pathologist performed a port mortem on the remains.  Extensive tests and examinations were carried out and established that the remains were a female Caucasian aged between thirty five and sixty five years of age.<_o3a_p> 

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They established that she would have lived on the east coast of <_st13a_country-region><_st13a_place>America and was of European descent. The tests showed that this woman may have had arthritis or trouble moving her neck.  The remains were brought to <_st13a_place><_st13a_placename>Dundee<_st13a_placetype>University were a facial reconstruction was done.  During this process a dental examination was carried out and it was discovered that one of the molars had a crown fitted to it.  The presence of the molar and the crown provided a good source of DNA and allowed a DNA profile to be made.  Further analysis carried out suggested that, between the ages of six and fourteen she may have lived in Kansas, West Virginia and along the eastern seaboard of the United States of America and had a good diet, with plenty of fish, meat and vegetables.<_o3a_p> 

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Anyone in a position to identify this lady or offer any assistance to the investigation team to come forward.<_o3a_p> 

Member in charge - Detective Garda Gerry Kealy (pictured), Wexford Garda Station on 053 916 5200